Programs and Services

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

The GATE program supports high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented. By state definition, gifted students are pupils who possess a capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. This capacity includes many and varied characteristics that require modifications of curriculum and instruction. These modifications form the basis of gifted and talented educational services.

To learn more, visit the district's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Opens in new window. page.

Wangenheim's GATE Courses:

Programs Offered

Cluster: Wangenheim offers GATE cluster classes at all grade levels. Students who are certified GATE cluster by the district will be placed in these classes. High achievers who are not GATE certified may also be placed in a cluster class.

Seminar: Wangenheim offers GATE seminar classes at all grade levels for students who are very highly gifted. These students have scored at or above the 99.9th percentile on the Raven Progressive Matrices test. Sometimes a cluster certified student who is recommended by his or her teacher may be placed in seminar.


Courses offered at Wangenheim in both GATE seminar and cluster

GATE Seminar courses offered at Wangenheim:

6th Grade English
6th Grade /History/Science

7th Grade English
7th Grade History

8th Grade English
8th Grade History

GATE Cluster courses offered at Wangenheim:

6th Grade English
6th Grade Math 6
6th Grade Pre-Algebra
6th Grade History/science

7th Grade English
7th Grade History
7th Grade Pre-Algebra
7th Grade Algebra
7th Grade Science

8th Grade English
8th Grade History
8th Grade Algebra
8th Grade Geometry
8th Grade Advanced Science

 

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